Christopher Endy

Professor of History
Phone: (323) 343-2046
Office: King Hall C4076A (fourth floor)
Office Hours for Fall 2017: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 to 4:20 pm, plus Tuesdays 5:55 to 6:30 pm
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I joined the History Department at Cal State LA in 2000, and I am grateful for how this position allows me to explore new frontiers of research and teaching.  Trained in the history of U.S. international relations, I have written on the rise of international tourism and on U.S. relations with France during the Cold War.  My current historical research explores international political controversies surrounding multinational corporations since the late nineteenth century.  In recent years, I have also become interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and I am working on articles about methods of teaching history.  One particular classroom interest has been working with advanced history students as learning facilitators or peer mentors in the introductory U.S. history class.  For history majors and MA students, my normal course offerings include classes on international relations, cultural history, historiography, and secondary-school history teacher preparation.  You can find more information on all of the above by following the links below.  Click here for a full c.v. (.pdf).
Fall 2017 Classes:
HIST 2020: US History since 1877 // Fine Arts 218 // Tues/Thur 4:30-5:45 pm // syllabus
HIST 3090: History Research Methods // E&T A129 // Tues/Thur 1:40-2:55 pm // syllabus
HIST 5770: Modern US Graduate Readings Seminar // KH B1015 // Thur 6:00-8:45 pm // syllabus coming soon
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How to Write Like a Historian: A guide for writing argumentative essays
How to Read Like a Historian: A guide for smartly skimming books and articles
How to Read Like a Historian II: A one-page graphic adaptation of the above reading guide
How to Talk Like a Historian: A glossary of historiographic terms
Teaching with Peer Mentors in the Classroom
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Research on U.S. International Relations History
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Research on History Teaching and Learning
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Partnerships with K-12 Educators
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Classes at Cal State LA
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Duke and UNC Mascots at a 1957 sporting contestEducational Background
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MA in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
BA in History and Political Science, Duke University, 1994
Archive of Special Events
Special Events for Spring 2017:
Field trip to the Autry Museum for HIST 2020 EEP students.  Friday, March 24th (all day).
Interactive workshop on the history of Cal State LA.  Join HIST 4900 students for an exploration of the controversies, visions, and transformations that have shaped today's Cal State LA.  Offered in cooperation with Cal State LA's American Communities Program and the University Library's Archive and Special Collections.  Tuesday, April 4th, 3:00pm, San Gabriel Room, Student Union.
Roundtable discussion on the first 100 days of the Trump White House.  I will moderate a discussion with media and political experts.  Sponsored by Cal State LA's American Communities Program.  Thursday, April 20th, 4:30pm, Los Angeles Room, Student Union.
Movie Premiere Night at the Autry!  Be the first to see history documentaries made by HIST 2020 EEPsters.  Refreshments provided by the Autry.   All are welcome.  Friday, May 5th, 7pm, Autry Museum.


My Favorite Things
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  Photo above: The Duke-UNC rivalry, circa 1957  (from the Duke University Archives)